Stars Rumors & News

  • Stars' Oduya (ankle) could return Sunday

    TSN "Dallas Stars defenceman Johnny Oduya could return to the team's lineup on Sunday for the first time since suffering an ankle injury on Jan. 17. The 35-year-old skated Thursday and, while head coach Lindy Ruff ruled him out of Friday's game against the Arizona Coyotes, Ruff said Oduya could play..." February 24

  • Dallas Stars Trade Patrick Eaves to Anaheim Ducks

    The Hockey Writers "The Anaheim Ducks and Dallas Stars have agreed to terms on a trade that will send Patrick Eaves to the Ducks in exchange for a conditional second-round draft pick in 2017, the Ducks announced Friday. The pick will be the middle one of three Ducks’ second round picks which came from the Ottawa..." February 24

  • Roussel gets hat trick in Stars' OT win

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Antoine Roussel had a hat trick and Jamie Benn scored the game-winning goal in overtime as the Dallas Stars defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 at American Airlines Center on Saturday. "He was in the right place, right time," Dallas center Tyler Seguin said. "Always works hard...." February 19

  • Dave Strader is fighting for his life, and he hopes a return to Stars' broadcast booth can be the best medicine

    Sports Day "Dave Strader is in a fight for his life, a life in which hockey has played an almost daily role. So as the Stars' play-by-play man battles against bile duct cancer, he is hoping a return to the broadcast booth might be the best medicine. Strader, who has missed all of this season because of..." February 18

  • Wild continue to roll, defeat Stars

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild have ridden goaltender Devan Dubnyk and a surprisingly potent offense to the best record in the Western Conference. It turns out Minnesota can rely on backup netminder Darcy Kuemper, as well. Kuemper made 34 saves, and Erik Haula had a goal and..." February 17

  • Frustration reaching peak levels for Stars and their coach

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Dallas Stars are one frustrated hockey team. Last night’s 3-1 loss to the Wild was just their latest setback. Afterwards, the comments were telling. “I don’t know if I have ever been through a stretch like this,” Stars coach Lindy Ruff said, per the Dallas Morning News. “That first..." February 17

  • Laine's hat trick powers Jets to 5-2 win over Stars

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The love affair between Patrik Laine and fans of the Winnipeg Jets reached new heights Tuesday night as the Finnish sniper potted his third hat trick of the season in leading his team to a much-needed 5-2 victory over the Dallas Stars. The 18-year-old notched the winner..." February 15

  • Predators storm back to stun Stars

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- For most of two periods Sunday at Bridgestone Arena, emotion prevailed over execution for the Nashville Predators. Criticized by coach Peter Laviolette for lacking passion in a 7-4 loss Saturday against Florida, Nashville came out amped up against the Dallas Stars,..." February 12

  • Eaves scores twice, Stars sink Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Mired in a four-game losing streak, the Dallas Stars were desperate for a win to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. And thanks to two goals from Patrick Eaves and a 22-save performance from Kari Lehtonen, Dallas returned to the win column with a 5-2 victory against the Carolina..." February 11

  • Stars to retire Jere Lehtinen’s number 26 next season

    Sports Day "The Dallas Stars announced today plans for the club's upcoming 25th anniversary season during the 2017-18 campaign, marking the first 25 years of NHL hockey in Texas. As part of the club's silver anniversary season, the Stars will celebrate the franchise milestone with festivities throughout the..." February 11

  • Senators pull out of two-game slide with 3-2 win

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- - One year to the day after he was acquired in a trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Dion Phaneuf made it an anniversary to remember. The veteran defenseman scored a drought-stopping, shorthanded goal and was a key member of a penalty-killing unit that was a perfect 6-for-6 as the..." February 09

  • As trade deadline nears, will sinking Dallas Stars deal Patrick Sharp? Could the Blackhawks be buyers?

    ESPN "The Dallas Stars suffered another loss on Tuesday night and moved one step closer to forcing general manager Jim Nill to become a seller on March 1. Now seven points back of a playoff spot with exactly three weeks to go until the trade deadline, the Stars must a go on a serious roll. Starting..." February 09

  • Buy or sell? Here's what the Stars should do at the NHL trade deadline

    Sports Day "If the Stars don't make any moves this trade deadline, will they lose some respect of the fans? Would that matter? Heika: On the contrary, I think the fans want them to sell off, get some new goalies, and trust the kids more. That seems to be the message I'm getting. I think the majority of..." February 09

  • Will there be a big sale in Big D?

    TSN "The Dallas Stars suffered another loss on Tuesday night and moved one step closer to forcing GM Jim Nill to become a seller on March 1. Now seven points back of a playoff spot with exactly three weeks to go until the trade deadline, the Stars must a go on a serious roll. Starting now. "Our focus..." February 08

  • McElhinney, Gardiner lead Maple Leafs over Stars

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs had allowed 22 goals in their four previous games, losing three of them. It was not necessarily a goaltending problem, but after losing 6-5 in overtime to the New York Islanders on Monday night, backup goalie Curtis McElhinney replaced Frederik Andersen on..." February 07

  • NHL Players To Rate Ice Conditions

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL is finally doing something to remedy the increased complaints of bad ice surfaces around the league. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the NHL and NHLPA are creating a subcommittee to monitor and address poor ice issues. The subcommittee—called the Playing Environment..." February 07

  • NHL trade deadline 2017: Top 10 players who could be on the move

    USA Today "The most talked-about player in the NHL trade market isn’t the most likely to be dealt before the March 1 deadline. Several teams want Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, but piecing together an in-season deal could be too complicated. Some Duchene suitors are playoff teams, and meeting the..." February 07

  • Blackhawks remain perfect against Stars

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Despite blowing a lead early in the third period, the Chicago Blackhawks hung tough and were rewarded. Defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk scoring the eventual game-winning goal with 4:03 remaining and Corey Crawford stopping 31 shots as the Blackhawks left American Airlines Center with..." February 04

  • Stars will be without Spezza for at least a week

    CBS Sports "Spezza will be out "more than days" with an undisclosed ailment, according to coach Lindy Ruff. Spezza, who left Thursday's contest after logging just 11:49 of ice time, has struggled to produce goals this season, as he has managed a mere eight on the year. " February 03

  • Stars win big over Maple Leafs

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- For much of this season, the Dallas Stars have looked like anything but the offensive juggernaut they were last season when they led the NHL with 267 goals. But Tuesday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs at American Airlines Center, the Stars got a goal and an assist each from..." February 01

  • Stars acquire G Justin Peters and D Justin Hache

    NHL.com "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has acquired goaltender Justin Peters and defenseman Justin Hache from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for forwards Brendan Ranford and Branden Troock. Peters, 30, has split the 2016-17 season between Arizona and the Tucson..." February 01

  • NHL players called ‘puppets’ in major lawsuit

    Detroit News "Court documents unsealed in Minnesota reveal the NHL calling former players who filed a lawsuit over concussion claims “mere puppets” of a public-relations company when they provided statements to the media about the case, TSN reported Tuesday. In seeking access to correspondence between the..." February 01

  • 2017 All Star Game earns highest overnight rating since 2004

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL All Star Game is a constant source of debate. Some fans love it, others hate it – and yet more think it’s a dying source of entertainment. If the NBC overnight ratings hold any weight, though, it’s possible that the declining interest may not be as true as fans think: According to..." January 30

  • NHL Stars Support Going To Olympics In 2018

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Alexander Ovechkin, Connor McDavid, Jonathan Toews, and Sidney Crosby all agree. The NHL should go to the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018. Now it’s just up to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and IOC President Rene Fasel to hammer out a deal. Toews told TSN’s Frank Seravalli “quite frankly, to..." January 30

  • Bettman argues that Olympic participation hurts NHL product

    Pro Hockey Talk "Gary Bettman reiterated his criticism of the International Olympic Committee today, as prospects of a deal to send NHLers to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea remain in doubt. In an interview with Sportsnet’s Ron MacLean, the commissioner also said that the NHL owes it to the fans to..." January 30

  • NHL appears unlikely to participate in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Sun-Times "It’s looking increasingly unlikely that the NHL will participate in the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Commissioner Gary Bettman said the topic was discussed for “about 10 seconds” at the Board of Governors meeting Saturday, and deputy commissioner Bill Daly told reporters, “As of..." January 29

  • NHL All-Star Skills competition breakdown: Who’s competing in each event

    Sportsnet "The NHL has announced the all-star assignments for Saturday’s 2017 Coors Light NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ in Los Angeles. The all-stars from the Atlantic and Metropolitan Divisions will compete against the Pacific and Central Divisions throughout the night for points in the overall..." January 28

  • In support of Mr. 101, who just missed the NHL’s all-time list

    Sportsnet "The 101st greatest NHL player to ever live got shafted Friday night in Los Angeles. Not only did he miss out on an opportunity to swap war stories with Mario Lemieux and Bobby Orr and Red Kelly, mingle with Jaromir Jagr in a black-tie setting, and consume what we can only assume was some epic..." January 28

  • Gretzky, Orr and Lemieux agree that Gordie Howe was the best NHL player ever

    Fox Sports "On Friday night in Los Angeles, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr and Mario Lemieux sat on a platform just prior to the NHL100 presentation at All-Star Weekend — an event aiming to identify the best 100 players in the league’s 100-year history. While some may try to argue that any one of the three..." January 28

  • NHL brings hockey world together with top 100 players of all-time

    TSN "Jonathan Toews struggled to find the words. His search, moments after being named to the NHL’s list of 100 greatest players, was a genuine aw-shucks moment - not the humble hockey player shtick where he does anything to avoid talking about himself. Toews could not believe he was minted as..." January 28

  • Sharp, Stars stave off Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The Dallas Stars needed to head into the NHL All-Star break on a positive note. That mission was accomplished. Patrick Sharp scored two goals, and Kari Lehtonen stopped 21 shots in relief of starter Antti Niemi as the Stars outlasted the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 Thursday at American..." January 27

  • Clarification Please: The NHL's offsides review still a work in progress

    Yardbarker "Welcome to Clarification Please, an ongoing series in which Yardbarker will take a look at rulings that have players, coaches and fans a bit puzzled. Whether it is regarding old "unwritten rules" or a new subsection IV schedule, these are some rules in which we would like to get more..." January 26

  • Wild edge Stars in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- On Sunday in Saint Paul, the Minnesota Wild blew a two-goal lead to the Nashville Predators and lost. Minnesota coughed up the same lead Tuesday against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center, but thanks to Chris Stewart scoring the clinching goal in the shootout and Devan..." January 25

  • Beagle's OT goal caps Capitals' rally vs. Stars

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Jay Beagle's goal early in overtime lifted the Washington Capitals to a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night at American Airlines Center. The Capitals won the opening faceoff in overtime and Beagle drove hard to the net to finish a pass from Evgeny Kuznetsov just 19..." January 22

  • For Wayne Gretzky, history is hockey's cornerstone

    NHL.com "Wayne Gretzky is keenly aware there will be considerable debate Friday, and presumably for much longer, when the League unveils the rest of the 100 Greatest NHL Players. Given that pitched arguments break out whenever people compare hockey dynasties and eras, it is also a given that emotions..." January 22

  • Strange omissions reveal NHL’s real motive for Greatest 100 list

    New York Post "It is a marketing function, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but you should bear that in mind when the NHL unveils the post-Original Six Era portion of its Greatest 100 Players on Friday night in Los Angeles as part of the league’s All-Star weekend. And as such, I would expect current..." January 22

  • Some NHL stars are packing less punch this season; why?

    USA Today "Jamie Benn, a scoring champion in 2014-15 and 41-goal scorer last season, has 11 goals in 43 games this season. Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, averaging 28 goals per season in his career, has seven this season. Future Hall of Famer Joe Thornton has scored only three goals and each..." January 21

  • Tavares scores twice as Islanders win Weight's debut

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow deployed the executive's version of the reserve parachute Tuesday, when he fired long-time coach Jack Capuano with the Islanders mired in last place in the Eastern Conference. But even interim coach Doug Weight knows any chance the..." January 19

  • NHL announces details of the 2017 All-Star Skills Competition

    Sportsnet "The NHL All-Star skills competition is coming up in Los Angeles on Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET and on Thursday, the league announced details of the event. The following events will be part of this year’s skills competition: · Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay™ · Honda NHL Four Line..." January 19

  • A statistical look at the 2016-17 Selke candidates

    Fanrag Sports "Halfway through the NHL season, it’s pretty obvious who some of the awards favorites are. Unless Auston Matthews falls off the face of the earth, he’s likely to be taking home the Calder Trophy in June. The same can be said of Brent Burns and the Norris Trophy, as he’s on pace to top Erik..." January 18

  • Stars hang on to beat Rangers in high-scoring affair

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- It started badly enough for the Dallas Stars when Derek Stepan opened the scoring for the New York Rangers just 27 seconds into the game. Undeterred, the Stars scored seven of the next nine goals to take a commanding four-goal cushion into the final period, which is almost always..." January 17

  • Eichel pots two as Sabres beat Stars

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Tyler Ennis' return to the ice could not have gone any better for the Buffalo Sabres. Playing for the first time since Nov. 7, the speedy center scored 19 seconds into Monday's game to lead the Sabres to a 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars. Ennis missed the previous two months..." January 16

  • Wild give up four-goal lead but pull out 5-4 win

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Good teams find ways to win, and on Saturday against the Dallas Stars, the Minnesota Wild got the game-winning goal with 6:45 remaining off Jason Zucker's right shoulder in a 5-4 win at American Airlines Center. Zucker, who also had an assist, scored his 11th of the season after a..." January 14

  • Stars earn first home win over Wings since 2010

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The Dallas Stars last defeated the Detroit Red Wings at American Airlines Center more than six years ago. Thanks to goals from John Klingberg and Stephen Johns 49 seconds apart late in the second period, that streak ended Thursday. Antti Niemi stopped 31 of 33 shots, and the Stars..." January 13

  • Jamie Benn back for Stars following four-game absence

    Pro Hockey Talk "Dallas will get its captain back as it looks for a win tonight against Detroit. Jamie Benn, who’s missed the last four games with a foot injury, has declared himself good to go for this evening’s tilt, per NHL.com. The return couldn’t come at a better time — the Stars are slumping, having lost..." January 12

  • Silfverberg helps Ducks shut out Stars

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Jakob Silfverberg, Ryan Kesler and Andrew Cogliano have become much more than just a shutdown line for the Anaheim Ducks. They've emerged as the team's top scoring trio and a role model for younger teammates who are learning how to prepare and play in the NHL. They..." January 11

  • NHL unveils jerseys for All-Star Game

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League's Centennial, the Los Angeles Kings' 50th anniversary, previous NHL All-Star Games and the Hollywood setting all influenced the design of the jerseys that will be worn during the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 29. All..." January 11

  • Stars hold off Kings, 6-4

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Dallas Stars capitalized on an uncharacteristically poor defensive effort by the Los Angeles Kings to earn a rare road victory. Patrick Sharp recorded a goal and two assists and Radek Faksa registered three assists as the Dallas Stars defeated the Los Angeles Kings 6-4 on..." January 10

  • NHL announces 2017 All-Star rosters

    Sportsnet "The NHL released its 2017 All-Star Game rosters on Tuesday. A fan vote determined each division’s team captain, the results of which were released last week. The four head coaches for all-star weekend will be Michel Therrien of the Montreal Canadiens (Atlantic), Bruce Boudreau of the..." January 10

  • Friedman points out which NHL teams are hungry to make trades

    Fanrag Sports "Somebody. Anybody. Make some trades. Hockey fans are anxiously waiting for even a trickle of trade activity in the National Hockey League, but it’s been gravely disappointing on that front for awhile. “I have to tell you, I think there’s teams that really want to do something,” explained..." January 10